JUST IN: In the midst of a competitive EPL title chase, Arteta confirms another double injury disaster for Arsenal, with key players sidelined for four weeks.
Thomas Partey did not play in Arsenal’s Tuesday night victory over Sevilla, and Jesus was doubtful for tomorrow’s matchup with struggling Sheffield United after leaving the game in the closing moments with what looked to be a hamstring injury.
During today’s news conference, Arteta revealed that Partey had a muscle injury from the final ball kick during practice before the Sevilla match.
Mikel Arteta responded, “The scan revealed a muscular problem, and we may be without him for a few weeks again,” when asked about the status of the Arsenal No. 9.
The Ghanaian international was left off of the matchday roster for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Sevilla as a result of the setback.
The Spanish strategist claims that although the club is unsure of the extent of the injury, he is anticipated to miss at least a few weeks of action. He will have more scans today.
He said in real time on Arsenal.com, “He’s got a muscle injury, and we expect him to be out for a few weeks.” He will have more scans today; we’re not sure how bad it is. He began his training with the ball’s last kick.
PARTEY’S INJURY COSTS THE GUNNERS.
Partey was an easy choice to start the season, but in the days before the Manchester United match, he sustained a groin injury. He just returned to action against Manchester City.
It was anticipated that he would be fit to start in Seville after missing the Chelsea tie, but he has unfortunately sustained another injury that will sideline him for some time.
The disclosure represents a significant future setback for the Gunners. Declan Rice has been playing in a creative center midfield role lately, while Jorginho has asked to start at the number six spot.
The Italian’s delivery has been reliable, but he frequently loses control in unforeseen circumstances. Partey rarely performs this in the same capacity.
How long the €35 million star will be out of commission is unknown. It would be too costly for Arsenal to lose him for a few months. They might decide to get another defensive midfielder as a result of that.
Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey won’t likely be available to Arsenal until after the November international break.